Earthworms, ants and termites: the real engineers of the ecosystem
The contribution of home gardens in the preservation of biodiversity, economics and human health prompted a multidisciplinary group at the South Border College (Ecosur) in Mexico to work on a project in Tabasco ...
Robots recognize humans in disaster environments
Through a computational algorithm, a team of researchers from the University of Guadalajara (UDG) in Mexico, developed a neural network that allows a small robot to detect different patterns, such as images, ...
Tracking pesticide residues in citrus allows export
Agricultural exports still represent a significant economic benefit for Mexican companies, but they can be affected by the presence of pests or substances harmful to the consumer.
Additive manufacturing technology can print using plastic, paste or concrete
Using different modules, the "3D Modular" can print using several materials like plastic, paste or concrete.
Nanodevices for clinical diagnostic with potential for the international market
In order to obtain accurate and immediate diagnosis, a group of researchers in the area of Nano-Optics at the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada, Baja California (CICESE), in ...
Fulminating parasites that affect the production of tilapia
Veracruz is the main producing state of mojarra-tilapia in the country, activity performed around 639 fish farms in 120 municipalities. For internal consumption, the state demands 15 thousand tons per year. ...
Harvesting energy from walking
A device that fits into a shoe harvests the energy made by walking and successfully uses it in watch batteries.
Experts create unique nanoparticles for aerospace industry
A development of three universities enables improved thermal and electronic properties on devices with nickel-titanium alloys.
Hydraulic architecture in plants towards improving irrigation systems
As with the humans, plants have an elaborate circulatory network that supplies water throughout the cellular structure. The study of this network dates back more than 200 years, although some attribute the ...
Potato ravaging pest controlled with fungi
Approximately six thousand hectares of Veracruz, in the west coast of Mexico, are dedicated to the production of potato (Solanum tuberosum). During the past 30 years, the fields of the Cofre de Perote area ...
Greater capacity for batteries makes smaller devices
In a joint project, scientists optimized the electrical power of capacitors which will store and release energy charges.
Industrial waste converted in coating for aircraft turbines
A group of specialists from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav), have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000 degrees Celsius, which are used ...
Growing mushrooms in diapers
Mexico is the third largest consumer of disposable diapers globally, which led a Mexican scientist to design a technology capable of degrading the product materials by the mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus.
Removing odor from wastewater using bacteria
EcoVerde removes odor and other contaminants through a biological process based on bacteria that feed on hydrogen sulfide
Electricity helping the blind navigate
Specialists at the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) developed a device able to guide blind or visually impaired people in established routes through electrical stimulation of the organs associated ...